I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! To my local running buddies in the states, and to my comrades across the borders and abroad, I am thankful the sport of running has brought us together!
I personally had a fantastic holiday. My day started off in the wee hours of the morn’, 5 AM to be exact! Getting out of bed at 5 AM on a holiday does not typically classify as “fantastic” imo, but if ever there is a good reason to rise and shine before the sun, it would be for a run! I did not run, as I am still healing from a tendon injury, but I volunteered to pass out medals with the Berkeley Half Marathon at the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot! The two races partnered up this year for a special challenge: those that completed the Berkeley Half Marathon, 10K or 5K on November 22nd, AND participated in the Turkey Trot, would receive a special medal for their achievements.
SO! I spent the morning in cozy 35 degree weather (damn you, the inventor of ankle pants!), handing out the special bling to proud runners. While it is a super bummer that I cannot run right now, being around all the positive energy was infectious and rewarding. It made my day to see people thrilled to earn their medal! I finished working at the race around 11:30 AM, and made the hour drive back to SF to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner.
It is always hard to be away from family on a holiday, but I was at least able to have phone chats with my mom, dad and brother. Luckily, I will be seeing all of them soon for a holiday visit to Arizona!
Rich and I spent Thanksgiving evening in the East Bay with some of his extended family. I met a couple new people and enjoyed good food and wine, great conversation and plenty of pumpkin pie! Even though they are not technically my family, I was welcomed warmly as part of their own!
When we made it home that night, I fell in to the deepest food and exhaustion coma of my life! Tiring though it was, Thanksgiving this year was a day well spent.
How was your Thanksgiving? Any turkey trotters??